Technical Writer

Jul 14, 2023
Carlsbad, United States
... Not specified
... Intermediate
Full time
... Office work

At Rockstar Games we focus intently on quality and content to proudly produce exactly the kind of games we would want to play ourselves.                                  

A career at Rockstar Games is about passion and commitment: to the projects and to each other, all the while working on some of the most creatively rewarding and challenging projects to be found in any entertainment medium with some of the most talented people in the industry.

Rockstar San Diego is on the lookout for a talented Technical Writer who possesses a passion for the small details. This is a full-time permanent position based out of Rockstar’s state of the art development studio in Carlsbad, California.

Join the Technical Writing team to create world-class documentation fit for a global audience made up of the best talent in video game production.


  • We write technical documentation, processes, and instructions. We are not creative writers, we are not script writers, we do not write the game narrative. We are here to help our fellow Rockstars do their job.
  • We help bring clarity to the processes and systems that all Rockstars depend on. We convert the expertise of all teams into text, graphics, and video content which is easily understood by a global audience.
  • We collaborate with Artists, Programmers, Animators, and Producers to help them build the documentation they rely on.
  • We work with IT, Art, Tools, and other development teams to create innovative ways to share and automate documentation.


  • Create a wide range of high-quality documentation using clear and concise language.
  • Responsible for writing, proof-reading, and updating internal documents with a user-friendly layout. Must also peer review documentation.
  • Collaborate effectively with internal development teams located across the globe to obtain and document precise information on tools, APIs, processes, and user workflows.
  • Direct access to internal tools and technology to verify the validity of technical documentations.
  • Update and proof-read internal Wiki to match existing standards established by the Technical Writing Team.
  • Support the Technical Documentation team globally by applying tags, updating images, making minor edits, and reviewing existing documentation.
  • Become the local expert for Technical Documentation support. Helping others in the studio with their Documentation needs and acting as an advocate to consult on future documentation tasks.  


  • Degree level qualification in communications or technical writing.
  • Experience of creating written documentation, tutorials, and other training material.


  • Fluent English speaker with strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • An ability to quickly grasp technical concepts and systems and communicate them in a clear manner for the end user.
  • Motivated self-starter, who independently takes projects through to completion and can find new tasks.
  • Experience working with Wiki-based media is a must.
  • Advanced knowledge and experience with Confluence.
  • Strong analytical skills coupled with the ability to operate in a fast-paced environment with evolving project requirements and priorities.


Please note that these are desirable skills and are not required to apply for the position.

  • Knowledge of Confluence backend.
  • High proficiency with word processing programs and workflow diagram applications.
  • Knowledge of content creation tools such as 3dsMax and Maya.
  • Game development experience and/or a passion for games.
  • Experience with Photoshop or other image or video editing software.


Please apply with a resume and cover letter demonstrating how you meet the skills above. If we would like to move forward with your application, a Rockstar recruiter will reach out to you to explain next steps and guide you through the process.

Rockstar is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and we are committed to hiring, promoting, and compensating employees based on their qualifications and demonstrated ability to perform job responsibilities.

If you’ve got the right skills for the job, we want to hear from you. We encourage applications from all suitable candidates regardless of age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, belief, race, or any other protected category.

The pay range for this position in San Diego at the start of employment is expected to be between the range below* per year. However, base pay offered is based on market location, and may vary further depending on individualized factors for job candidates, such as job-related knowledge, skills, experience, and other objective business considerations. Subject to those same considerations, the total compensation package for this position may also include other elements, including a bonus and/or equity awards, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided if an employee receives an offer of employment. If hired, employee will be in an "at-will position" and the company reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment or compensation or benefit program) at any time, including for reasons related to individual performance, company or individual department/team performance, and market factors.


*San Diego Pay Range
$75,900$101,200 USD
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